Brazil 2 – 2 England – Fulltime Highlights by TenMillionSlaves
1. Feed the Ox’s insatiable appetite for highly collectible match-worn shirts and he will score.
2. Joe Hart stood up quite well to the little 11 vs one test his team-mates decided to put him through in the first-half.
3. By full-time, Phil Jones’ face was just one shade lighter than the new England away kit. read more »
1. Arjen Robben has proven that if you take enough shots in Champions League finals, you will eventually score the winner. He had 24 attempts on goal in three previous finals before his all important effort in the dying minutes of Saturday’s final.
2. Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes is bowing out in style. We’re not quite sure what Pep Guardiola is supposed to do to top that.
3. Mario Götze has got a future in soap opera acting. The Bayern-bound Dortmund player was at pains to show the TV cameras trained on him exactly who he was supporting in the match. read more »
1. This wasn’t a round of Premier League fixtures: it was the world’s best attended leaving do. Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Paul Scholes, Jamie Carragher, Michael Owen, Steve Harper, Rafa Benitez and Mark Halsey were all saying goodbye.
2. Fergie won’t be forgetting his final game in management for a while. Manchester United’s draw with West Brom – SAF’s first ever 5-5 – was a timely reminder that you’ve never seen it all in football.
3. Richard Scudamore will be cursing the Premier League fixture computer for pairing Arsenal and Tottenham with Newcastle and Sunderland on the final day. The Champions League qualification denouement had about as many twists and turns as a Roman road. read more »
1. Chelsea know how to win these trophies against the run of play. They were inferior to Benfica for huge chunks of this match, but Bayern Munich will testify that counts for little.
2. “Winners of Europe’s second most prestigious club competition, we know what we are” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
3. Rafa Benitez coaches Fernando Torres to pace and muscle his way past a team in red including a Serbian called Nemanja. Deja vu… read more »
1. Old Trafford gave a great goodbye to Sir Alex Ferguson. Prawn sandwiches were pushed aside to create some serious atmosphere.
2. Quitting works. Both Manchester United and Everton got good home wins to say goodbye to departing managers.
3. It was a bittersweet weekend for Wigan. They upset the odds to win the FA Cup, but nobody was in the mood to do them any favours in the Premier League yesterday. read more »